Linked by Brooss on Sat 26th Feb 2011 16:49 UTC
Google Google has released a new set of tools for the WebP Image format. The release includes a completely rewritten encoder with improved image quality. Also available is a Windows Imaging Component providing WebP import to any application that supports WIC such as Microsoft Office 2010. There is a side-by-side comparison between the new encoder, the old encoder and JPEG here.
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What world needs
by Karitku on Sat 26th Feb 2011 17:21 UTC
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Isn't yet another web aimed picture format. What we do need is replacement for TIFF. Why? Because TIFF is only picture format that is generally specified in archiving standards. Another format is PDF 1.5 which isn't very good either. I been waiting proper XML-based image format since Microsoft released XPS or atleast something that has proper custom metadata format. Problem is that XPS isn't aimed for long time archive purpose at least Microsoft isn't doing much to push it in archiving standards.

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